Eden Park ready for cricket
International cricket fans are set for a full season of action at Eden Park.
New Zealand Cricket had raised concerns the park might not be suitable for a twenty20 international this season due to strict noise restrictions imposed during redevelopment of the South Stand.
But a match was confirmed in the schedule released last month, with the Black Caps locking horns with the West Indies on Boxing Day.
Auckland Cricket Association chief executive Andrew Eade says he is delighted a compromise has been reached.
He says they won’t be “piping music into the ground” like they normally would during a twenty20 match, but are working on other entertainment options.
Eden Park will also host two one-day-internationals against the West Indies in January and India in March.
Mr Eade says Auckland Cricket are also close to an agreement to see them based at Auckland University’s Colin Maiden Park during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons. The park will be needed while the Eden Park Outer Oval is out of action during the lead up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.